12.05.2020

World Horti Center will be an international source of information on Indoor Farming

Matchmaking, knowledge sharing and collaboration in the field of Indoor Farming in one place at World Horti Center

If the greenhouse horticulture sector is going to retain its position as the international market leader, it’s important that the entire greenhouse horticulture supply chain responds promptly to innovative developments that are shaping the future of the sector. World Horti Center is therefore going to work with leading organisations to give a boost to the Netherlands’ innovative strength in the field of Indoor Farming. Together we can tell the world how this cultivation method can contribute to global food supply challenges and how the latest technology can play a role in solving societal issues.

By 2050 the global population will be over 9 billion people. Global food production must increase very rapidly in order to keep up with this explosive population growth. This can't be done using current methods, which means that new agricultural methods are needed in order to be able to produce more food with fewer resources and emissions. In addition, the current situation means that more and more countries want to be less dependent on food imports. Indoor farming is a promising alternative for massively increasing food production over the coming years.

Matchmaking, knowledge sharing and collaboration in the field of Indoor Farming in one place at World Horti Center

In order to position the entire cluster globally, World Horti Center is working with its partners with expertise in the field of Indoor Farming to create a single physical location for matchmaking, knowledge sharing and collaboration. We are doing this by setting up a two year programme with various events, tours, trials and other activities around Indoor Farming, together with a physical pavilion at World Horti Center. This pavilion will be furnished in such a way that international trade visitors can see at a glance how Vertical Farming can contribute to global societal issues such as the food challenge. We are developing a lively programme and are ensuring that various initiatives within Dutch horticulture are linked together.

Do you have any questions? Contact project manager Ysabel van der Meer